River of No Return

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Matt Calder is a rugged widower with a questionable past who decides it’s time to start a new life with his young son, Mark. But their peaceful existence is sabotaged when Matt is robbed and pistol-whipped by cold-blooded gambler Harry Weston. read more
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Matt Calder is a rugged widower with a questionable past who decides it’s time to start a new life with his young son, Mark. But their peaceful existence is sabotaged when Matt is robbed and pistol-whipped by cold-blooded gambler Harry Weston. Unexpectedly, Weston’s fiance, Kay postpones her wedding so she can nurse Matt back to health. In his pursuit to exact revenge at any cost, Matt takes Kay and Mark on a treacherous ride down a roaring river, where they’re at the mercy of wild animals and a lawless frontier.

Original Release

04/30/1954

Cast

Robert Mitchum Matt Calder
Marilyn Monroe Kay Weston
Rory Calhoun Harry Weston
Tommy Rettig Mark Calder
Murvyn Vye Dave Colby
Douglas Spencer Sam Benson
Will Wright Trading Post Proprietor
Don Beddoe Ben
Arthur Shields Minister
John Doucette Saloon Patron
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco

Writers

Frank Fenton, Louis Lantz

Cast

Robert Mitchum Matt Calder
Marilyn Monroe Kay Weston
Rory Calhoun Harry Weston
Tommy Rettig Mark Calder
Murvyn Vye Dave Colby
Douglas Spencer Sam Benson
Will Wright Trading Post Proprietor
Don Beddoe Ben
Arthur Shields Minister
John Doucette Saloon Patron
Barbara Nichols
Roy Bucko Prospector
Al Haskell Wagon Driver
Jarma Lewis Saloon Dancer
Harry Seymour Pianist

Producers

Editors

Louis R. Loeffler

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